Requests for new languages/Wikiquote Punjabi

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Punjabi Wikiquote[edit]

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikiquote Punjabi
submitted verification final decision
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The language is eligible for a project, which means that the subdomain can be created once there is an active community and a localized interface, as described in the language proposal policy. You can discuss the creation of this language project on this page.

Once the criteria are met, the language committee can proceed with the approval.

If you think the criteria are met, but the project is still waiting for approval, feel free to notify the committee and ask them to consider its approval.

  • The community needs to develop an active test project; it must remain active until approval (automated statistics, recent changes). It is generally considered active if the analysis lists at least three active, not-grayed-out editors listed in the sections for the previous few months.
  • The community needs to complete required MediaWiki interface translations in that language (about localization, translatewiki, check completion).
  • The community needs to discuss and complete the settings table below:
What Value Example / Explanation
Proposal
Language code pa (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Punjabi Language name in English
Language name ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Language name in your language. This will appear in the language list on Special:Preferences, in the interwiki sidebar on other wikis, ...
Language Wikidata item Q58635 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Punjabi
  • native label (P1705) = پنجابی, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language / Indo-Aryan languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = pa
  • writing system (P282) = Shahmukhī alphabet, Gurmukhi, Devanagari
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 120,000,000


Item about the language at Wikidata. It would normally include the Wikimedia language code, name of the language, etc. Please complete at Wikidata if needed.
Directionality LTR Is the language written from left to right (LTR) or from right to left (RTL)?
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Settings
Project name "Wikiquote" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikiquote talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads no Default is "no". Preferably, files should be uploaded to Commons.
If you want, you can enable local file uploading, either by any user ("yes") or by administrators only ("admin").
Notes: (1) This setting can be changed afterwards. The setting can only be "yes" or "admin" at approval if the test creates an Exemption Doctrine Policy (EDP) first. (2) Files on Commons can be used on all Wikis. (3) Uploading fair-use images is not allowed on Commons (more info). (4) Localisation to your language may be insufficient on Commons.
Optional settings
Project logo File:... This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Continent/City "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example, a Wikisource would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk", "Author", "Author talk".
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)


Proposal[edit]

"Punjabi" (Eastern Punjabi) as language spoken by India and various other countries, with writing system Gurmukhi

Discussion[edit]

Arguments[edit]

  • In India, Punjabi is one of the 22 languages with official status in India. It is the first official language of Punjab (India) and Union Territory State Chandigarh and the 2nd official language of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi. Even in UK it has gained the status of the second most spoken language after English. Punjabi inherits vocabulary from Indus Valley Civilisation as it is spoken in the main heartland of that Civilisation. Punjabi needs to be added to wikiquote so that Punjabi users can also use wiki.
  • Most Hindi films have dialogues in Punjabi. Punjabi Wikiquote should be created. Vibhijain 10:31, 20 May 2011 (UTC)
Support -- Rehmat Aziz Chitrali 08:09, 20 October 2012 (UTC)
Support Punjabi Wikiquote will be helpful for many punjabi speakers, I think. --Sotiale (talk) 08:20, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

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